Silver Thread Vineyard, Pétillant Naturel Seneca Lake 2021
Riesling, Cabernet Franc, and Chardonnay
Finger Lakes, New York
Silver Thread Vineyard was established in 1982 on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, at the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes region.Silver Thread’s seven-acre vineyard and ecologically-designed wine cellar were established by organics enthusiast and author Richard Figiel. Since the late 1980’s, the vineyard has followed the principles of sustainable farming. We use mulch, compost and cover crops instead of chemical fertilizers to provide our vines with a healthy, living soil. This strengthens the link between the wine and its terroir, the special character of its site.
Our energy-efficient tasting room and wine cellar building, built in 1995, is set into the hillside for natural temperature control and to take advantage of gravity flow in the winemaking process. Water is also gravity fed to the winery from a spring next to the vineyard. Besides gravity, wind-generated electricity purchased from the grid is our sole source of power. Natural cork, a renewable resource, and lightweight glass bottles are used to reduce the environmental impact of our packaging.
Heralded winemaker Paul Brock and wine educator Shannon Brock assumed ownership of Silver Thread Vineyard in 2011. Paul Brock has crafted a portfolio of intense and high-quality wines that are already well-received by Finger Lakes wine aficionados. General Manager Shannon Brock, who has been a leader in the hospitality industry in the Finger Lakes for the past decade, has put her expertise to work to create outstanding tasting room and wine club experiences.